Why do I have to pay for water when a pipe bursts at my residence?
It is Town of Braselton’s responsibility to provide water to all our customers at the water meter location. We are not responsible for the type or condition of plumbing from the water meter location into private or commercial dwellings.
When do I get my deposit back?
Does it accrue interest while you have it? Each customer, whether residential or commercial, is required to post a surety deposit on each account at the time of initial service. We do not pay interest on deposits held. The deposit is applied to the final bill on the customer’s account. Any surplus is remitted to the customer at that time.
Does the Water System accept "Letters of Credit" from other utilities?
No. Letters of credit from other utilities are subjective documents and are not regulated, nor is there a standard to which they are compared. We believe requiring a cash deposit on water bill accounts reduces losses thereby assuring the lowest rates for all of our customers.
Why are the sewer charges higher than the water charges?
This is primarily due to the cost of building, maintaining, and operating both the sewage collection system and treatment plants capable of removing contaminants in wastewater prior to returning it to lakes and rivers. Our treatment processes meet or exceed all state and federal standards.
I have "blue-poly" pipe from the meter to the house and I had a leak. Where can I find information regarding getting reimbursed for my plumbing cost?
Information can be received by calling 1(800) 356-3496. Eligibility for home assistance varies.
Why are street light charges on my water bill?
Utilizing the Town of Braselton Water System’s existing billing system proved be cost effective; whereas, creating a separate street light billing system would have significantly added costs. The street light funds go to the county’s general fund to pay for utility costs and other maintenance associated with providing this service. For street light repairs/outages, please contact your power company.
If I fill up my pool, do I pay sewer fees for the water used?
Please come by the Utility Billing Office at Town Hall to complete a Request for Adjustment form to be considered for an adjustment.
Thank you for your community support and cooperation as we promote continual wise and conservative water use.
Do I have to notify other utilities that there will be excavation on my property?
Yes. Before proceeding with your excavation, remember to "Call Before You Dig"! The phone number is (800) 282-7411, or (770) 623-4344 in the Atlanta area. You may also log onto the Georgia Utilities Protection Center website at www.gaupc.com for more information.
|Water||Inside Town||Outside Town|
|3/4 Inch Meter||$65.00||$75.00|
|1 Inch Meter||$120.00||$130.00|
|3/4 Inch Meter||$70.00||N/A|
|1 Inch Meter||$140.00||N/A|
You may mail a check with the application or the deposit can be added to your first month's bill.
Water Tap, Connection and Administrative Fees
(Inside and Outside the Town Limits):
|Meter Size||Meter Fee||Connection Fee||Admin. Fee||Total*||Tap Fee*|
* Notes: Tap fees and meter fees (if installed by the Town) are to be based on actual costs of materials, labor, etc. at the time of installation. Totals can vary depending upon the amount of services provided by the Town. Tap Fees are added to the total if the Town actually performs the tap.
|Connections to the Town’s wastewater system are $3,550 per dwelling unit for residential structures or $3,550 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (300 gpd) for non-residential connections. $3,550 is the minimum charge even for structures requiring less than 300 gpd.
Volumetric Water Rates
|2,001-5,000 gallons||$5.86 per 1,000 gallons|
|5,001-10,000 gallons||$6.68 per 1,000 gallons|
|> 10,000 gallons||$7.00 per 1,000 gallons|
Minimum (Cost of Service) Water Rates Inside Town Limits (Includes 0-2,000 gallons)
|Meter Size||Current Rates|
|3/4 Inch||$19.55 minimum|
|1 Inch||$32.58 minimum|
|1 1/4 Inch & 1 1/2 Inch||$65.15 minimum|
|2 Inch||$105.88 minimum|
|3 Inch||$203.62 minimum|
|4 Inch||$325.78 minimum|
|6 Inch||$651.55 minimum|
|8 Inch||$1042.49 minimum|
|10 Inch||$2208.78 minimum|
Minimum Water Charges Outside Town Limit
|Meter Size||Current Rates|
|3/4 Inch||$29.32 minimum|
|1 Inch||$48.87 minimum|
|1 1/4 Inch & 1 1/2 Inch||$97.73 minimum|
|2 Inch||$158.81 minimum|
|3 Inch||$305.41 minimum|
|4 Inch||$488.67 minimum|
|6 Inch||$977.34 minimum|
|8 Inch||$1,563.74 minimum|
|10 Inch||$3313.17 minimum|
|0-2,000 gallons||$6.62 minimum fee|
|Over 2,000 gallons||$1.10 per thousand|
Residential Sewer Rates
|First 2,000 gallons||$17.91 Minimum *|
|2,001-5,000 gallons||$6.52 per 1,000 gallons|
|5,001 and above||$7.17 per 1,000 gallons|
NOTE: Add $2.56 to minimum charge for customers on Braselton sewer system but not Braselton water system. Also remember for multi-unit development (both water and sewer) minimums are generally determined by multiplying the number of units times the 0.75 inch minimum or from the applicable water or sewer minimum table, whichever is GREATER.
Commercial Sewer Rates
|First 2,000 gallons||Minimum|
|2,001-5,000 gallons||$7.33 per 1,000 gallons|
|5,001 and above||$8.06 per 1,000 gallons|
Commercial Sewer Rates
(Minimum 0-2,000 gallons)
||Minimum Sewer Fees
|3/4 Inch||1.00||$20.36 minimum|
|1 Inch||1.33||$27.69 minimum|
|1 1/4 Inch & 1 1/2 Inch||2.00||$40.72 minimum|
|2 Inch||2.67||$55.39 minimum|
|3 Inch||4.00||$81.45 minimum|
|4 Inch||5.33||$109.14 minimum|
|6 Inch||8.00||$162.89 minimum|
|8 Inch||10.67||$216.64 minimum|
|10 Inch||$272.02 minimum|
* For multi-unit commercial developments, and other similar developments not served by individual water meters, the minimum monthly sewer charge shall be determined by multiplying the number of individual units served by the $13.37 minimum or from the schedule above, whichever is greater.
Construction Plan Review Checklist
Sanitary Sewer Lift Station and Forcemain Plan Review Checklist
Standard Specifications - SANITARY SEWER/GENERAL PIPELINE DETAILS
Section 01050 -- Field Engineering
Section 01070 -- Abbreviations/Definitions
Section 01570 -- Traffic Control
Section 02100 -- Site Preparation
Section 02225 -- Earthwork for Utilities
Section 02227 -- Rock Removal
Section 02270 -- Temporary Erosion Control
Section 02272 -- Rip Rap
Section 02300 -- Boring and Jacking
Section 02505 -- Granular Surface Paving
Section 02508 -- Gravel Driveway and Road Repair
Section 02523 -- Restoring Sidewalks, Curbs, Gutters and Storm Drainage Structures
Section 02601 -- Manholes
Section 02602 -- Coatings for Existing Manholes and Wastewater Structures
Section 02603 -- Coatings for New Manholes and Wastewater Structures
Section 02645 -- Fire Hydrants
Section 02660 -- Water Distribution Systems
Section 02661 -- Reuse Water Distribution Systems
Section 02665 -- Water Service Connections
Section 02720 -- Storm Drainage
Section 02731 -- Sewage Lift Station
Section 02732 -- Sanitary Sewer Force Mains
Section 02736 -- Sanitary Sewer
Section 02750 -- Protection, Relocation and Restoration of Existing Utilities
Section 02830 -- Chain Link Fence and Gates
Section 02905 -- Site Restoration
Section 02931 -- Grassing
Section 03200 -- Concrete Reinforcement
Section 03300 -- Concrete
Section 03600 -- Grout
Section 16000 -- Lift Station Electrical Work
Section 16621 -- Standby Generator
Standard Specifications - LIFT STATION DETAILS
PS-01 -- Lift Station Data
PS-02 -- Lift Station Detail Notes
PS-03 -- Lift Station Site
PS-04 -- Plan View-Wetwell Vault
PS-05 -- Section View-Wetwell Vault
PS-06 -- Chain Link Fence & Gate Detail
PS-07 -- Lift Station Access Driveway
PS-08 -- Lift Station Yard Hydrant
PS-09 -- Force Main to Manhole Connection
PS-10 -- Air/Vacuum Release Valve
PS-11 -- ByPass Connection
Standard Specifications - WATER MAIN DETAILS
W-01 -- Thrust Blocking
W-02 -- Thrust Blocking
W-03 -- Thrust Blocking
W-04 -- Thrust Blocking
W-05 -- Saw Cut in Curb
W-06 -- 2" and Smaller Water Line Abandonment
W-07 -- Fire Hydrant Assembly
W-08 -- Valve Box
W-09 -- Dot R/W Valve Marker
W-10 -- Valve Marker - Concrete
W-11 -- Tapping Sleeve and Valve
W-12 -- Air Release Valve
W-13 -- Combination Air Release and Air Vacuum Valve
W-14 -- 1" and Small Service Connection (with Meter)
W-15 -- 2" Service Connection (with Meter)
W-17 -- Service Installation (Paved Roadway)
W-19 -- RPZ Backflow Preventer for Irrigation System
W-20 -- 4" and Larger Meter Connections Domestic and/or Fireline
W-23 -- Concrete Restraint Anchor
W-24 -- Cul-De-Sac Loop
W-25 -- Minor Creek Crossing
W-26 -- Major Creek Crossing
W-31 -- Waterline Termination with Valve, Plug, and Anchor
W-32 -- Sampling Station
W-33 -- Flush Hydrant
Standard Specifications - SURVEY REQUIREMENTS